Settlement definition

sĕtl-mənt
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A small community.
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The definition of a settlement is an agreement that resolves a dispute, an agreement officially transferring real estate to a new party, or people making a home in a new place where no one has lived before.

An example of a settlement is when divorcing parties agree on how to split up their assets.

An example of a settlement is when you buy a house and you and the sellers sign all the documents to officially transfer the property.

An example of settlement is when the colonists came to America.

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The process of reaching such an arrangement, agreement, or resolution.
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An agreement, arrangement, or adjustment.
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The settling or establishment of a person or a group of people, as in a new region or in a business.
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An institution in a depressed and congested neighborhood offering social services and educational and recreational activities.
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A center providing community services in an underprivileged area.
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(law) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
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A settling or being settled (in various senses)
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A small or isolated community; village.
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A community established by the members of a particular religious or social group.
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The conveyance or disposition of property for the benefit of a person or persons.
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The property thus conveyed.
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The final and unconditional payment for a trading transaction.
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An agreement achieved between the adversaries before judgment in a trial, or before the trial begins, thereby obviating the need for it; completed payment of a debt or contractual obligation; a closing on a house; the completion by the executor of an estate of its distribution.
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The state of being settled.
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A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
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A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
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(architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
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(finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
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(law) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
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(law) A resolution of a dispute.
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The act or process of settling.

The settlement of sediment.

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The resolution of a lawsuit or dispute by settling.
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A newly colonized region.
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An arrangement or agreement reached, as in business proceedings or negotiating a dispute.

A wage settlement; a peace settlement.

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The legal determination of title to property.
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The process of making the determinations and distributions associated with a trust.
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A new colony, or a place newly colonized.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
settlement
Plural:
settlements

Origin of settlement

  • settle +"Ž -ment

    From Wiktionary